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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVi I, NO. 275. fJkJT) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, PAGES raited JfftM PRICE 5 CENTS Britain Moves For Anglo-Italian Understanding As Europe Studies Germany's 'Equal Rights' Demands Abilene Gets Heaviest Snow In Seven Years Blanket Covers Area, Extends East To Dallas Rain Or More Snow Forecast For Tonight West Texas cuddled under a cold, white blanket this morn- ing-, but the covering was fast disappearing this afternoon in many areas. A snow storm that reached Dallas and Fort Worth this morning: in its southeastward sweep, brought Abilene three inches of snow, the heaviest in more than seven years. The mercury's minim-n-m reading here was 27 degrees: but at noon the efforts of the sun to break away the clouds had brought moderation. SIX INCHES NORTHWEST However, no quick return of the spring weather dispelled by last week's cold wave has been forecast. The prediction for tonight and Tuesdav Is for cloudy weather, with probably rain or snow. Tuesday. however, may be somewhat warmer. The snow ranged from six inches northwest of here to one inch at i San Angelo. Many points reported sleet preceding the snow flurry which over a large area continued until several daybreak, Although Abilenis-3 gasped in surprise when they peered out their j windows this morning, they were not viewing the first snow of the j winter. There was a brief preview CHILD VICTIM OF RODESSA TORN ADO Billy Fay Haddock, shown battered and bruised on her hospital bed in. Atlanta. Texas, could not find her father and mother, after a tornado tore their home at Rodessa, La., to pieces. Falling timber cut and bruised her from head to foot. Negroes Break Beaumont Jail Two Recaptured After Escape Ganging Jailer BEAUMONT. Feb. of snow iucic negro prisoners o W. Whitehead fled county prison eany toaay. tempting to board a train November 22, Abilene had seen 1.7 inch of snow, one of the earliest flurries on record. Nearest approach to today's snow Missouri Pacific yards, in more recent years was the .25 xhe prisoners, several of them inches on January 1936. Records rated as desperate and one known show there vras a six-inch snow on j to have been armed with a. pistol, December 21, 1930. Then for those ganged the jailer at a. m. when who want the all-time there are the eight inches on Jan- uary 16, 1919, and the following day, on .february 13 New Lewis Pool Producer Heads Extension Offset Finds Second Pay After Upper Show Upper Bluff Creek sand which made a producer of the Dale Smith and Bert Fields 2Co. 1 Carter et _ southeast extension to the Lewis recaptured soon afterward at- j pool of Jones county, failed to overpowered Jailer Senate Shelves Lynch Bill To Take Up Relief Action Taken On Motion By Leader Berkley WASHINGTON, Feb. senate shelved the anil-lynching bill today to take up the emergency relief appropriation mea- sure. The action, taken on a motion by Democratic Leader Barkley of Ken- tucky, ended a filibuster which had consumed 29 days of this session- Jubilant southerners who has fought the measure said they re- garded the senate's action as assur- ing the bill would not be brought up again this session. Before the vote, proponents of the bill, headed by senator "Wagner had sought unsuccessfully to amend the motion so as to pro- vide for later consideration of the bill. The relief measure, previously passed by the house, is designed to increase WPA rolls to a total of persons. In asking that the anti-lynching bill be laid aside, Sarkley explained that there appeared to him to be no chance cf obtaining unanimous con- sent to limit the anti-lynching da- bate and said he had done "all I could" to get a vote on it. He noted., also, that two motions to invoke colture. limiting each sena- tor's argument to one hour, had been defeated. The vote on laying the bill aside was 58 to 22. Southern members have been conducting a filibuster against it since Jan. 6. thereby blocking vir- tually all other legislation. There were scattered efforts to increase the special relief appro- priation. Senator Bone for example, wanted to boost is -to Chairman Byrnes (D-SC) of a special relief committee opposed any increase in the appropriation. THEY PART WAYS Two! Chamberlain Replies To Eden On Cabinet Break Foreign Secretary Resigns In Cabinet Crisis On I tab Policy; Anxiety Mounts In Czechoslovakia After Hitler's Speech LONDON, Feb. Minister Neville Chamberlain, in an amazing verbal straggle with his retiring foreign secretary, Anthony Eden, told a turbulent house of commons today that Britain had agreed to start negotiations for a new Anglo-Italian understanding "immediately" in Rome. Chamberlain declared that for Britain to rebuff Italy's desires for such, conversations would bring relations to a point "at which ultimately war between us might become inevitable." The prime minister accused Eden, whom critics charged he had sacrificed to satisfy Eu- rope's dictators, of being "unfair" in implying that he (Chamberlain) had succumbed to Ital- ian "now or never" threats. Frequently interrupted by jeers from noisy opposition members, who cheered Eden's de- fense of his resignation last 'night, Chamberlain spoke for a solid hour. He insisted he had informed the Italian ambassador, Count Dino Grandi, there could be no settlement without a NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN ANTHONY EDEN and eight incnes and 14 in 18S5. he took a mop and broom to their cell block for the morning cleanup, county officials said. Whitehead was not injured. A trusty carried word of the The snow's moisture will amount j break to the engine room of the said Weather 14-story county building, from the to about 25 incn, Observer W. K. to bring the February precipitation above the 1.01 inch normal for the j county deputies were summoned. Previous moisture this The armed negro was said to be jail of which today's was the first successful break, and police and mo: inth has been .79 inch. January brought Abilene 1.49 inch. Albert SummeraH, under one 12- year sentence and awaiting trial in __ _ _ though snow always is hard on Texas ana Louisiana on several livestock little damage had been j charges of robbery by firearms. todav and" any losses John Herron, under a 24-year sen- tence, was named by prisoners as leader of the break. Others were described by officers as local neg- roes not believed dangerous. One previous attempted break from the jail, which occupies the top five floors of the courthouse, failed when the prisoners failed to get to the elevators. reported were expected to be more than set by the value of the moisture to small grains. Expected to suffer most were goats, since this is the kidding sea- son and baby lambs likewise will yield more than a slieht showing of oil in its diagonal northwest offset, the Fain-McGaha Oil Cor- poration and S. B. Roberts com- pany No. 2 W. H. Daughtry. The offset, however, found good saturation in the second sand zone and one head of oil after being killed with water this morn- ing. Fain-McGaha and Roberts No. 2 Daughtry topped the first and upper sand at 1.882 feet to find a slight showing, drilled 14 feet of it into a lime break at 1.906 feet and went into the lower sand body to drill 18 feet of saturation. Operators were still in the sand when the well began filling with oil. Water was run into the hole to kill the flow but the well head- ed oil and water. son, and baby WEATHER, 8, CoL 4 FDR Fills Vacancy On Maritime Board WASHINGTON, Feb. President Roosevelt nominated Max CyRell Truett of Missouri today to be a member of the maritime com- mission. Truitt fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Joseph P. Kennedy, now ambassador to Great Britain, The Weather ABIL.SXE and vicinity: Cloudy, lj rain or sr.ow tonight and Tuesday, somewhat warmer Tuesday. West Texas: Cloudy, saotv in north and rain in southeast portion, not quite so cold la Panhandle: colder in extreme southeast portion tonight: Tuesday cloudy, slightly warmer In north portion. Bast Texas: Cloudy, probably rain In south and east arid rain or snow in north- west portion tonight and Tuesday: slightly colder on lower coast tonicht: somewhat warmer in Interior and on upper coast Tuerday. PRECIPITATION: hrs. ending a.m. Mon .21 inch Since first of year ...........2.49 inches Same period last year.........90 incft Normal since first of year-----1.66 inches Highest temperature Lowest temperature this morning .27 TEMPERATURES C Of C Board To Select Manager Board of directors of the Abilene j chamber of commerce met late this morning for business discussion i and election of a secretary-manager j for 1938. Action had not been com- pleted at noon and the meeting j j was recessed until when dis- I cussioii was to be resumed. j j All ftrectors were present except O. D. Diliingham who was cut of i the city, and Claud W. Gill, con- i fined to his home by illness. j i j jKidd Named Texas I j Athletic Director i AUSTIN, Feb. j i J. Kidd of Austin, fonnerlv of I Area Scouts To Feast Tonight Business Session Gets Under Way This Afternoon Executive council of the Chisholm Trail area. Boy Scouts of America. will meet in banquet session and business meeting at 7 o'clock to- night at the Hilton hotel. Tonight's program will b2 the closing feature of the annual meeting of the coun- cil which began at 2 o'clock this Return Of German I Colonies Demanded BEELIN, Feb. Chancellor Adolf Hitler gave j Europe's uneasy capitals no hint today of his next move as leader of a rearming Germany he declared was "entitled to equal rights" with other pow- ers. CITES FOREIGN POLICIES His momentous reicnstag speech yesterday demanding return of col- onies Germany held before the world war and threatening possible armed force to protect German mi- norities on the reich's borders fail- ed to "give the answer. Europe's burning question, "What will Hitler do resounded in foreign capitals with iindiniinished menace- Anxiety grew in Prague, where Hitlers indirect reference to Ger- man minorities in Czechoslovakia was resented as challenging the sovereignty of that the: home of some pro-nazi Germans. In his three-hour reichstag ad- dress, Der Fuehrer touched point- edly on most phases of the reich's foreign policy. He warned bordering nations with German minorities to quit "inflict- ing sorrow'' on their subjects of German blood at the risk of pos- sible conflict with his armed for- ces. He informed Great Britain that she could have peace with the reich by turning over colonies she gained from Germany by world war vic- tory. HAILS AT7STRO COOPERATION He hailed Germany's new co- operation with Austria but gave no pledge to preserve the independence of that former Hapsburg country in which nazidom took sweeping strides last week. He sided with insurgents in the France Fears Fascisis Gains Chautemps Calls Ministers To Study Situation PARIS. Feb. 21. of Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden aroused French fears today that Great Britain, in the face of Ger- many's aggressive tactics, was turn- ing abruptly to a policy of concilia- tion with the fascist states. Powerful elements of the people's front urged the French foreign minister to break away from its close democratic alliance with Great Britain, rather than follow such a lead. Even before Eden resigned, Premier Camille CShautemps, for- eign Minister Yvon Deibos and other high French officials evinced .anxiety lest British overtures to Italy take a course which the French government could not fol- low without risk to alienating its own socialist and communist sup- porters at home. Chautemps called a council of ministers for tomorrow to study the foreign situation, thrown into tur- moil by Chancellor Adolf Hitler's outspoken declarations in Berlin, and to approve France's augment- j CHAMBERLAIN DETERMINED solu- tion of the Spanish problem and that any Anglo Italian agreement would be submitted to the League of Nations. PEACE BASIS SOUGHT Denying there was any question at this stage of what the terms of an Anglo-Italian agreement would be. Chamberlain went on: "'What we are seeking to do is to get general appeasement through- out Europe which will give us peace." "The peace of Europe must de- pend on the attitude of four majo? Italy, France and ourselves." Eden and Chamberlain spoke be- fore a packed, intent house of com- mons, in an atmosphere made tense by events of the week-end the bristling speech of Reichsfuehrer Hitler in the reichstag yesterday. the dramatic resignation of Eden, and Chamberlain's rapid moves to- ward accord with Italy. Eden spoke with his right fist dramatically clenched. He declar- ed he had resigned rather than deal with Italy in the face of Premier Mussolini's propaganda against -Britain _ "rlfe throughout the world" and H "glorifica- of Italian victories in Spain. "Agreements that are worth while are never made on the basis of he cried. CONFEERS WITH GRANDI Before the momentous session of the commons opened, Prime Minis- ter Neville Chamberlain, who ac- cepted Eden's withdrawal from his government last night, held a sur- prise conference with H Duce's am- bassador. Count Dino Grandi. ea armaments appropriations. The belief that the Franco-Brit- ish alliance has been the strongest single factor in maintaining Euro- pean peace made it appear certain, however, that the French govern- ment would do its utmost to keep j its close relations with Great Britain. unaerreamea _ ircai ,eet to j athletics ror the Texas Lnterscholas- l nominating committee. 1.906 today in orcer to test the tic ieague. He succeeds the late Roy Business session with s. special lower zone, j g._ Henderson i convention type program was to The offset is located 220 feet out j begin at 3 and continue through- of the southeast comer of the _ i cut the afternoon. Alfred Takes Issue On Land Proposal AUSTIN. Feb. 2 ing the federal government had no right to confiscate the public do- main of Texas. Governor James V. AUred today asserted opposi- tion to a congressional resolution which would authorize the U. S. Attorney General's department to t take steps to protect federal rights j XAfirlrpK Tn to submerged lauds along its marKerS coasts. The governor said he was con- sidering going to Washington to S21 Battle Raging in Heart Of Teruel Report Loyalists Are Surrendering ESNDAYE. France. Feb. raged in the heart of Teruel today and government de- fenders were reported surrender- ing in small groups as insurgent assault forces battled to regain full possession of the strategic south Aragon city. While the desperate government garrison was being pounded into ington's tirthday holiday will be ob- i submission, another insurgent force northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section s vey. Pour miles south of the Lewis pool, operators were pulling big pipe on the Walter K. Jones No. 1 Ora Neas. five miles east of Haw- ley, in preparation for drilling out cement plugs Tuesday to test a showing of oil in the Hope lime sector at 1.953-50 feet. The test indicates possible op- ening of a new shallow Jones coun- ty pool, being located in D. Bustil- los survey No. 189. NEW YORK. Wash- attend A hearing Wednesday be- fore the national house judiciary committee and oppose the resolu- tion, authored by Senator Nye of North Dakota, which already has passed the senate. served by principal exchanges, com- modity markets and banks through- out the country tomorrow. Livestock markets in Chicago and other cen- ters will remain open as will finan- cial exchanges abroad and in Cana- da. launched a new offensive against the Sagunto highway, advancing Teruel. It Francisco five miles southeast of appeared that General Franco's army intended driving as far as possible toward the Mediter- RAIN ,i. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. try thermometer Relative lucidity 9fr 92 FILING OF APPLICATIONS First Chain Store Tax License Goes To Druggist Filing of application for licenses number of stores in Abilene that'store to as hieh as fn- Aun f T fn 11 X AT- t rt t _ _ _ 1 i1 QV AL and collection of taxes under the so- called "chain store tax law" started this morning at the local office of the Texas Comptroller's department, 1152 1-2 North Second street. Receipt No. 1 for Abilene was is- sued to N. E. Peak of the Hotel Wooten Pharmacy at 8 o'clock by Henry F. Long, member of the local staff. Despite its popular title, the tax applies to almost every establish- ment doing either retail or whole- sale Jjusiness. Numoer of liable stores in Aoilene alone aV between four and don't knop yet exact must pay the said D. A. Calfee. chain of 51 stores. "but it will be surorisincly large be- nVarJU-.o cause so few of the places arc ex- been s r, Pa-vmcf and we hope that all Abilene merchants will have paid r iax deadline becomes empt." W. G. Teel. district tax supervisor, j has been in the local office for sev- eral days making arrangements for I J Wlful fa'lure the collection of the tax and ex- and e_ to remain in Abilene for most of this week. "We hope everyone will come in and take care of this he commented. "The law has been P y of S100 fine failure may Feature for the night session was to be the annual report of scout work and the election of officers for the council. These will consist of a president, three or more vice presi- dents, treasurer, scout commissicn- ers and a scout executive. A new standard constitution and by-laws for the local council, the i regional first aid contest for scouts j of Texas. New Mexico and Okla- homa. and a senior program for advanced scouts will also be under j discussion. i Three council leaders who at- tended the National Jamboree will j present their observations there. 1 They are Eagle Scout Pete Place o: Rule. Edwin Burnam of Abilene and i W. Graham Webb Jr., of Alcrjiy. Dr. R. R. Lovelacy. Santa Anna, will preside for the period to be de- i vcted to the regional first aid con- test. He is council health and safe- ty chairman. Arrangements are to i be made for purchase of the Na- tional Jamboree motion picture, fcur reels. 1.600 feet, to be shown throughout the council. j The council now has more than j scouts and 265 volunteer lead- I ers, sen-ing young boys in cubbing. scouting, inter-racial scouting and the senior boy program. China To Protest Nazi Recognition EANKOW. Feb. As- sociated Press learned today that the Chinese government will pro- test formally against Germany's recognition of Manchoukuo. The protest will be made through ambassador to Berlin. Adolf Hi tier's declara- before the German Reichstag i Spanish civil war and with Japan j in her war against "bolshevism in j i and announced German j recognition of Manchoukuo, Japan's j great puppet state on the Asiatic mainland. Germany, he announced, "'does i not even dream" of rejoining the League of Nations. His audience, which included dip- lomatic representatives of virtually all the world, heard him declare that German industry is ready for "a rearmament program such as has never been seen before." His failure to mention any as- surance on the independence of I Austria or add new details of the i Austrian Germany understanding was a major cause of European i anxiety. CZECHOSLOVAKIA WORRIED His statement that the agreement had liquidated an "unendurable catastrophe" was interpreted by some as a plain hint to Czechc- Land Moves To Dallas DALLAS, Feb. investiga- tion of Land Commissioner Wfl- The determined prime minister, in spite of world wide reverbera- tions from what some of the critics called the sacrifice of Eden to Eu- rope's dictators, went ahead full speed with his new cabinet-ap- proved approach to Mussolini. If competent predictions are cor- rect, Chamberlain will name as for- i eign secretary Viscount Halifax, I Lord president of the council and a I recognized friend of Nazi Germany. Halifax was the envoy Chamberlain sent last fall to talk friendship with Hitler. Some quarters said Hitler and Mussolini had warned Chamberlain, liana H. McDonald moved to Dallas j natly he must rld of tocay. Members of the senate's general investigating committee said they probably would spend several days here digging deeper into the com- missioner's actions on oil lease awards and land vacancy claims. McDonald has been under repeated fire from Governor Allred, who em- ployed a special attorney to help the j committee question witnesses. Interest in the hearing was heightened by McDonald's candid- acy for renomination in the demo- cratic primary five months hence and the fact that William McCraw, who aspires to be Texas' next gov- ernor, has been drawn into the fore any progress could be made to- See ENGLAND, Pg. 8. CoL 2 What Is Your NEWS I. tt? I Slovakia to "get right with Hitler spirited controversy between the before it is too commissioner and Allred. BIG SPRING MINISTER 800 Turn Out For First Week-Day Meeting Of 21st Annual Bible Lectureship At ACC f three years due. These from SI tier year It a, single constitute a separate offense." Exempt from the levy are: Whole- sale and-or retail lumber and build- ing material businesses engaged ex-, clusively in the sale of lumber and that Manchoukuo be recog- nized created an unfavorable im- pression among Clv.ncse govern- ment, officials and aroused bitter See TAX. S, CoL 7 I resentment in the Chinese press. and Surprising attendance, approxi- mately 800, at the week-cay meeting of the 21st annual Bible Lectureship of Abilene Christian college marked appearance t'r.is morning in Sewell auditorium cf Melvin J. Wise of Big Spring. Wise, speaking on "Christ, the Fulfillment of Prophecy." quoted Luke "And He said unto them. These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you. that all tilings must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me (Jesus "The development of Jewish thought centered around the com- ing of the Messiah is evident to the student of the old said Wise. "For 1900 the Jewish people have had to face the fact that they denied their own testi- mony in refusing to accept Jesus as the son of God." Wise was minister of the North Side Church, of Christ here two years prior to last fall, when he re- j I turned to the Big Spring church j where he served before coming This evening Glenn Wallace. minister at Clebume of one of the larger congregations of Texas, "will speak a: on "The Virgin Birth of the Christ." Wallace was grad- uated at A. C. C. in 1931 and has been very successful as a local min- ister, in Wichita. Kans., and Cle- burne, as weU as in evangelistic work. Out-of-town attendance was ex- pected to grow this evening and to- morrow as ministers from through- out the country had time to reach here after filling their home pul- pits Sunday. Tomorrow's program includes lec- tures at 11 a. m. by Jesse P. Sewell, San Antonio, president-emeritus of A. C. C.: at p. m. Hulen Jack- son. San Saba. and Paul Southern, minister of the North Side church here, at p. m. jsy ieature aernce. Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80 good. Answer on page 4. 1. Who is this "big navy" man? 2. Was the principal issue in Germany's recent internal trou- bles ia> Hitler's determination to nazify the army, (b) wheth- er Air Minister Goering should be made a field marshal, whether Hitler should stop ad- vocating union with Austria? 3. When President Roosevelt early in February asked more for unemployment relief, at what figure did he set the decline in jobs? 4. Russia in recent years has taken the lead in Arctic explo- ration. True or false? 5. Have the United Mine Workers been suspended from the AFL, or expelled?   

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